Washington Post: FTC reaches $191 million settlement with University of Phoenix in deceptive-advertising probe
“Enough is enough. It’s time to stop the fleecing of America’s veterans and service members by predatory colleges,” said Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, an advocacy group. “We thank the FTC for its leadership and call on VA and the Defense Department to protect veterans and service members.”
During the FTC investigation, the advocacy group connected the commission with half a dozen whistleblowers who served as recruiters for Phoenix. Wofford said the FTC settlement puts pressure on VA to enforce federal law requiring the agency to cut off GI Bill funds to schools that engage in deceptive and misleading recruiting and advertising. VA did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
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